It’s over – When I worked, I enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I worked it more often than taking off. It was a peaceful week at work with minimal distractions and few people. Now that I’m retired I find that it’s not a peaceful week. The grocery stores are jammed. So are the restaurants. The traffic is awful and there are people everywhere. I will be glad when everyone returns to school and work and I can have peace again.
Look out ancestors here I come! – I sent off my test kit to see what exotic places my ancestors came from. (Perhaps a few Neanderthals?) The directions were pretty clear except that I’m not a “spitter.” It took over five minutes to come with enough to fill to the “line.” I’m pretty sure I hacked up my lungs!
News from the gym – After three months, I found myself teaching someone how to use a machine. I don’t know how to use most of the equipment but here I was in my instruction mode! Getting my groove on.
A visit from the arctic – After a record-setting summer of high temperatures, we are now experiencing record-setting low temperatures. (Yes, Donald there is global warming!) I am pulling out winter clothing that I haven’t worn in years. Yes I have fleece-lined pants. So warm.
The spirit of dinners past – I wore my toasty LL Bean coat this week and there was a distinct aroma. I have a great nose. I can still smell the roast we made on Christmas Eve. Leftover smells are not the same as leftover pizza. The last time I wore the coat we were at one of our local bistros. (A bistro is a fancy name for a neighborhood bar that serves good food.) I love the place but it smells up my clothes and my hair. Yuck!
So how was your week?
Author’s note: LL Bean did not pay me to reference them but I am always willing to take a bribe. I would be honest, really I would!